Former Miss New Hampshire USA faces assault charge

  • Sun Apr 29th, 2012 12:39pm
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Associated Press

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Police say a former Miss New Hampshire USA faces a simple assault charge stemming from a confrontation with her boyfriend.

Police said Sunday that Nicole Houde, 26, was arrested Wednesday. Authorities said the Manchester beauty queen punched, kicked, scratched and bit Scott Nickerson, 33, also of Manchester.

Police said the two were arguing and Nickerson took Houde’s cellphone, prompting the physical confrontation.

Houde was the 2010 Miss New Hampshire USA.

Miss New Hampshire USA and Miss Teen New Hampshire USA are distinct from Miss New Hampshire and Miss America pageants.